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What is McKesson Europe doing for the health of our communities and our planet?

Together we are committed to people and their well-being: with logistics know-how, pharmaceutical expertise, local presence – and the great commitment of our employees.

But how exactly do we promote the commitment that our employees demonstrate? How can we help our customers improve their quality of life? And how do we ensure a sustainable use of resources that contributes to the better health of our planet?

… by promoting the social commitment of our employees back to top

… by promoting the social commitment of our employees

In addition to their work at McKesson, some colleagues support valuable charitable initiatives in their free time. We are proud of this – and support projects with up to $2,500 as part of our Community Heroes programme.

Meet this year's Community Heroes from McKesson Europe:

… by taking joint and local responsibility for the well-being of our patients and colleagues back to top

… by taking joint and local responsibility for the well-being of our patients and colleagues

German Bone Marrow Donor File at GEHE Germany

Every 15 minutes one person in Germany is diagnosed with blood cancer. A stem cell transplant is often the only chance of survival, but for 15% of the patients the right donor can’t be found. Health is our core business and the health of these patients is especially close to our hearts. For this reason, GEHE has organised campaigns in their branches and the head office in cooperation with DKMS to find potential stem cell donors – with great success: 282 colleagues registered with the DKMS.

Every 6th colleague, who met the requirements for potential stem cell donation, participated. That’s an impressive result. It's great to see how we've joined forces as a company for a good cause.

Peter Schreiner, Managing Director GEHE Germany

Ung Cancer at Sweden

A few years ago, our LloydsApotek in Sweden surveyed its employees to identify the nonprofits they most wished to support. One of their top pick was Ung Cancer (Young Cancer), which provides psychosocial and community support to young cancer patients.

At LloydsApotek we strive to provide better health, and of course children and young people have a special place in all our hearts, especially those affected by cancer diseases. That’s why it feels natural to donate to Ung Cancer, instead of putting the money in holiday gifts for our staff. It’s a joint decision about something, that we all see as a very important job.

Annelie Söderberg, Head of Marketing LloydsApotek Sweden

Memory tree at UK

To celebrate World Alzheimer's Month, McKesson UK launched a very special tree at their Support Centre in Coventry. The Memory Tree celebrates the end of a successful month of fundraising activities for World Alzheimer’s Month and demonstrates the commitment to their charity partnership with Alzheimer's Society.

The tree will act as a special tribute to all our loved ones and patients. Colleagues and visitors affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s are invited to write special messages and attach them to the tree.

Toby Anderson, Managing Director McKesson UK
... by demanding sustainable use of resources back to top

... by demanding sustainable use of resources

On average, we renew our electronic devices in the company every five years. In order to guarantee that equipment is meaningfully re-used and disposed of in a sustainable way, we have decided to work together with AfB.

Rolf Studinsky, Head of Service Delivery McKesson Europe AG